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Los lineamientos federales para la prevención del Zika deja a las familias latinas desprotegidas

El consejo para prevenir la infección del Zika a través del contacto sexual ignora el acceso limitado a los anticonceptivos en los estados con altas poblaciones de latin@s y de mosquitos

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Virginia Sends Clear Message of Support to Virginia Latino/as Through Veto Power

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation this week that would have taken money away from women’s health and would have harmed immigrant families

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FDA Update to Medication Abortion Drug Label Could Improve Access to Abortion Services

Mifepristone label change would align drug with best scientific evidence available and improve Latin@ access to safe, cost-effective abortion care
 

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. —National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) executive director Jessica González-Rojas issued the following statement calling on the United States Senate to engage in a swift and fair up-or-down vote to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. A number of cases before the Court could impact the health and dignity of millions of Latin@s, including especially Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstadt, Zubick v.

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Florida State Legislature Sends Harmful TRAP Legislation to Governor Scott’s Desk

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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2016 National Latin@ Voter Poll - Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 29, 2016 9:00 am EST

New Poll Shows Latino/a Voters Support Access to Abortion

Latino/as oppose recent trend of state restrictions on abortion clinics and patients

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Files Amicus Brief in Zubik v Burwell

28 Latino/a, reproductive justice, health, LGBTQ, youth and civil rights leaders file brief in support of respondents asking the Supreme Court to uphold contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act 
 

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Latinas Applaud President’s Veto of the Reconciliation Act Latinas Urge Congress to Pursue Policies that Advance Women’s Health

Washington, D.C – The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health commends the President in his veto of H.R. 3762, the Reconciliation Act.  This legislation would reverse essential gains of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the millions of low-income and persons of color who have accessed care and which would effectively defund Planned Parenthood.

Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health issued the following statement:

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Latino/a Health and Civil Rights Advocates File Amicus Brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole

Brief relies on personal narrative and international human rights laws to demonstrate that restrictive abortion laws have an unfair and disproportionate impact on poor and rural women, like the Latinas living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

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Regrettable and Out of Touch: Jeh Johnson’s Justification of Department of Homeland Security’s Mass Deportation Plan

Washington, D.C. -- Amid growing concerns and criticism by human rights and civil rights advocates across the country, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson today responded regarding a national operation to deport Central American families – primarily mothers with children- who have arrived to the U.S. seeking humanitarian protection.

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